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NASA's Space Center Admission Plus Houston City Tour

Houston, United States

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  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Hitting Houston's top attractions couldn't be easier than on this double-decker sightseeing tour. See top sights around the city like parks, landmarks, and historic districts, and then head to the official visitor center for NASA’s Johnson Space Center for a self-guided tour.
  • Transportation to NASA Space Center
  • See downtown Houston’s highlights on a city tour
  • Travel by double-decker bus for the best views
  • Includes round-trip transport, NASA tram tour, map, and orientation

What's Included

  • Transportation to NASA Space Center and admission ticket is included
  • Tour Map and orientation
  • 75 minute Houston city tour
  • Guided tram tour at Space Center
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1302 Dallas St
    1302 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

Start time

09:45 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Make your way to the pickup point in downtown Houston and climb aboard a double-decker, open-top bus for a sightseeing tour of the vibrant city. Cruise past landmarks like City Hall, Graffiti Park, Discovery Green Park, and Minute Maid Park while listening to illuminating audio commentary.

Next, transfer to a comfortable coach and travel to Space Center Houston. Hear of how astronauts and scientists plan most of the rocket launches and programs for NASA at this incredible location, and then climb aboard a tram for a tour of the Johnson Space Center. 

During the tour, watch NASA staff at work, see old and new Mission Control centers, and be amazed by the Saturn V Rocket, the most powerful rocket ever built. Enjoy some leisurely free time to explore the exhibits in the Space Center Houston, opting to see Apollo 17 and a full-size replica of a space shuttle.

At a time prearranged with your guide, return to your comfortable vehicle for the journey back to downtown Houston, where the tour concludes.

Houston City Tours

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Discovery Green (Pass By)

Minute Maid Park (Pass By)

Downtown Historic District Market Square (Pass By)

Tranquility Park (Pass By)

Downtown Aquarium (Pass By)

Sam Houston Park (Pass By)

Space Center Houston

4 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Driving time to and from the Space Center may vary due to high traffic and road construction (Space Center is 26+ miles from the city)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips


This is the highlight of many people’s trips to the space centre so it was frustrating to miss it.
By doing so, it would be faster getting in, and people would have the entire day until 5 PM to tour the space center.
The Houston Space Center is a must see; however, more presentations would enhance the experience.

Reviews

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Day trio to Nasa Space Center
James_V, May 2023
Houston tour is very good, our driver for the tour and to/from Nasa was excellent. Have to sit upstairs on bus, so non accessible, my wife and I struggled due to knee issues. Nasa is very dark inside, with very little organisation. Took tram tour to Rocket Park (5 minutes away) and walked around, then waited 25 minutes for tram back. People running all over main central area trying to find things, is actually quite dangerous. Two shops, one very small, but staff very helpful, other shop large, but overcrowded despite security regulating numbers. Kids again running in shop. Wide selection of souvenirs. Wanted to do Mission Command Tour, was extra price, (did not mind) but was told an hours wait. Too long in a four hour trip. Space shuttle on top of 737 plane is a wonderful image. Had picture taken on arrival, when went to collect it, image never developed. Bus Tour and Travel 4/5 Nasa 2/5 Never thought would say that, big fan, but needs reorganisation
Fantastic City Tour and NASA Space Center Combo
Loreen_C, May 2023
I wanted to visit the NASA Space Center but I did not want to drive and there was no public transport, so I decided to join this tour. The city tour exceeded my expectations. The staff were friendly. I enjoyed listening to interesting facts about the city (things you wouldn't know just going around by yourself). They slowed the bus down at specific points for you to take photos. I loved the NASA Space Center. There was only one tram tour available on the day of my visit (Astronaut Training Facility and Rocket Park) and I got a ticket straightaway. You only get 4 hours at the Space Center but I managed to see a lot of things I wanted to see.
Enjoyable Houston City Tour and NASA trip
Timothy_G, May 2023
Really fun guides on both the city tour and the drive out to NASA Space Centre in Houston. City tour was good, despite Houston not being the most touristy of US cities. Really enjoyed the Space Centre and having the entry fee included was great as you could just walk in when you arrived rather than having to queue for a ticket.
Nice way to spend an afternoon
Brian_W, Apr 2023
Brought me back to the 60s and the space race. Also good to see future plans. I was glad to see it was popular.
It was awesome. Really...
Florence_R, Apr 2023
It was awesome. Really enjoyed the NASA SPACE CENTER experience and would definitely do it again whenever I’m in Houston
Great option for quick trips to Houston
meghanamacneil, Apr 2023
Really great option for a short trip to Houston to get the feeling of the city and to get to NASA. It was easy to book and well organized on arrival. The driver guide was great for the city tour portion- the right mixture of entertaining and informative. I would’ve appreciated a little more time at the space centre, but given how many people were sleeping on the bus ride back downtown, I’d say most found it to be a good length!
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Joseph_W, Apr 2023
No story to share, expected to see the Control Center, but it wasn’t included. Lots of old rockets that I could see on the internet.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Space Center Houston is a government entity with historic exhibits and attractions. On our part was great serving you!
Great experience!
JOSEL_T, Apr 2023
So much to see. Excellent learning experience. Well organized. Friendly and helpful attendants. Overall very well organized.
Educating for everyone
Enobong_B, Apr 2023
My kids loved every moment of the experience. They learned a lot which has helped build their personality
Great experience! Worth the money!
Lance_T, Mar 2023
Wonderful double decker bus tour. Excellent knowledgeable tour guide, good safe driving. Nasa of course was amazing to see. Thank you bus driver for excellent, safe driving as well to and from Nasa.
Gigantic rocket!
Rochelle_M, Mar 2023
Loved the Saturn V(?) Rocket! Wondering did the building need to be built around the rocket? Didn't notice another way to get into the building.
Mixed Review
Joanne_R, Mar 2023
Good narration of city sites. Excellent audio system on bus. Ciy tour and Space Center should be separated. Going late to Space Center, you are likely not to get tram for control center. Bus for return was 25 minutes late. There was no notification.
Lots to do and see
Floyd_R, Mar 2023
Plenty to see and do here. We spent 4 hours and could have spent 2 more. Very busy for a Saturday at the start of spring break.
Moderate launch experience
Leah_C, Mar 2023
Beautiful photos; information about future space travel. Tram experience not so good - rude loud ladies were more interested in showing off their tattoos than hearing about NASA.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Sorry, this review corresponds to the LBJ Space center inside NASA> On our part was great to see that you enjoyed our city tour, orientation and transportation services.
Amazing place!
Agnieszka_M, Feb 2023
Amazing place!My son was very happy!You have to go there😁, good time for everyone 😁❤️A lot interesting things to see!
Houston Space Center was amazing
Elizabeth_M, Feb 2023
Space Center was worth visiting. Seeing and going into an actual space shuttle was great! Wonderful presentations and exhibits.
Very nice trip, very...
Holger_H, Jan 2023
Very nice trip, very comfortable way to travel to the space center, very friendly staff, affordable price and very nice city tour
No tour
Michael_H, Jan 2023
They cancel my tour, waiting on my refund maybe next time it will be better will try next time ccccccccccccccccccccccccccccvvc.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear guest, Your tour was rescheduled . A minimum of participants is required to operate will be great to get the opportunity to serve you! Refund was applied. Thank you.
Time efficient and easy to find location
Dana_B, Jan 2023
Raining while on City tour big bus. Mostly wet but unique experience. Tour guy is friendly. Due to New year, not much happening at the city.
Great place to explain Space
Suzanne_R, Jan 2023
The Space Centre was excellent. The blue tram ride showed us lots of things. The white tram ride was booked out by the time we arrived at noon. This was disappointing as I really wanted to see Mission Control.
City Tour was a waste,...
tracycogger, Dec 2022
City Tour was a waste, nothing to see really. More time at the Space Centre would have been better, no information given other than get a tram tour which was a 3 hour wait. Only 25 dollars to get in the space centre so 85 dollars for the trip was a little overpriced
1 traveler found this review helpful
New limits and boundless possibilities
Sheila_B, Dec 2022
Mission control centre experience @ NASA was so powerful ...to be in the physical space where ground breaking imagination and accomplishment happened was mind boggling
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great tour for insight into NASA
Phil, Dec 2022
The tour of Houston and the tour of NASA were a enjoyable experience.. It gives a good insight into the past and future of Space exploration.
Nasa experience was great...
Andrew_S, Dec 2022
Nasa experience was great but the city tour was not great..more can be added. The city tour need more content and it did not give us options for lunch...Nasa tour was great..
Response from Host, Dec 2022
The complimentary Houston panoramic city tour is only 80 minutes Your lunch option was given to you at NASA space center as programed. Was great serving you!
Fun Houston/NASA tour
Bruce_W, Dec 2022
The open air bus tour of downtown Houston was fun. The weather was very comfortable and the sites to view were interesting. I would've liked more interaction with the driver (to be able to ask questions). Also, the timing of description of sites was off a bit sometimes. But, again, it was fun. The NASA part of the tour was on a different bus. It was nice in that our tickets were provided for us and we could venture around NASA at our leisure (up until we had to catch the bus back to our car in downtown Houston). I would recommend both tours.
Got to the destination but no return
Jp_X, Dec 2022
Was looking forward to the Houston city tour with the Space Centre transport included. In reality we were driven around the downtown skyscrapers, theatre & graffiti park. The tour audio was from a recording & several times brought up the wrong city info. Not very informative, nothing about the artists, nothing about what makes Houston tick, no stops for photos at any points of interst just constant driving. We swapped to a smaller van for transportation to the space museum no pre-info on how necessary it was to download the NASA app to pre-book the trolley tours. Our trolley tour was delayed & was 20mins out, leaving us 4 mins late to catch the minibus. They left without us, the was no contact number or email that worked. Took us an hour & half to get back into town.
Good place to know.
Jose_C, Nov 2022
Everything OK during the visit. However, all simulators closed. You should control better the distribution of people along the first building during the tour to the astronaut facility center.
Terrible experience
Mark_A, Nov 2022
NO advance discussion of what to do. Chaos! I don't want to write any more. I just want to submit but it will not let me. Making the experience even worse
1 traveler found this review helpful
The space shuttle on top of the 747 alone is worth it.
Dorothy_W, Nov 2022
The virtual line for the tram was not available but it was definitely worthwhile even if you have to wait in line to get the reservation.
Fun and informative
Nancy_T, Nov 2022
Since we only had a short visit, we got the tour of Houston and a lot of information we didn’t know. The tour guide and drivers of both trips were amazing. Everyone was easy to deal with , friendly and very informative. We’ve already been recommending it to others. Thank you for the great experience.
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